2020 Barbaresco, Castello di Verduno, Piedmont

2020 Barbaresco, Castello di Verduno, Piedmont

With the grapes coming from 3 different vineyards with a number of old vines, the wine takes on additional layers and weight. The 2020 combines juicy red cherry and pomegranate fruit with floral and sweet spice notes as well as an energetic core with chalky, well integrated tannins.

Critic score
92/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Barbaresco (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2034info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Tasting notes

The 2020 Barbaresco is a very pretty, forward wine that will drink well right out of the gate. Succulent fruit and mid-weight structure give the 2020 tons of immediacy. The straight Barbaresco is not the last word of complexity, but the 2020 is delicious and very easy to drink. Floral and spice overtones punctuate the vibrant finish. The straight Barbaresco is the under the radar gem in this range. Vineyard sites are Faset and Ronchi. What a delightful wine it is.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (January 2023)

The 2020 Barbaresco is gorgeous. Bright, poised and full of energy, the 2020 is a model of classicism in Barbaresco. Vibrant acids lift a core of red berry fruit, kirsch, white flowers, mint and chalk. Medium in weight and beautifully delineated, the 2020 is utterly sublime. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous inner sweetness. The straight Barbaresco has been the hidden gem in this range over the last few years, as it is once again in 2020.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (October 2022)

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